AARP Oklahoma named Gov. Mary Fallin (R), state Sen. Brian Crain (R) and state Rep. Harold Wright (R) as Capitol Caregivers at a legislative breakfast in March. The designation recognizes their leadership in passing a first-in-the-nation law that helps family caregivers provide follow-up care when a patient comes home from a hospital stay.
The Oklahoma lawmakers were among a bipartisan group of 46 legislators and three governors in 19 states who were recognized for their efforts to advance policies that help millions of unpaid caregivers nationwide, who make it easier for their loved ones to continue to live at home.
About 872,000 Oklahomans serve as family caregivers. For more information on the Oklahoma CARE Act, go to action.aarp.org/okcaregiving.